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Commitment to Universal Health Coverage in Iraq

WHO, UNFPA and UNICEF reiterate their commitment to Universal Health Coverage for every person, anywhere, anytime in Iraq Today, as the world commemorates World Health Day with the theme, Universal Health Coverage (UHC), WHO, UNFPA and UNICEF recommit to supporting the Government of Iraq ensure that every person in Iraq has access to quality health […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: International Trade Advisor, UK Department for International Trade (DIT), at British Embassy Close Protection Coordination Officer, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Associate Project Compliance Officer, UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services National Professional Officer (Health Systems), WHO – […]

Japan donates $3.4m for Children in Iraq

The government of Japan has donated US$3.4 million to provide lifesaving health and nutrition assistance for vulnerable children in conflict affected areas in Iraq. Approximately 4.2 million people have returned to their homes after fleeing the violence that erupted in 2014, however many find their homes and communities have been reduced to rubbles and essential […]

Enhancing Access to Psychosocial and Mental Health Services

UNFPA and Spain Join Efforts to Enhance Access to Psychosocial and Mental Health Services in Iraq The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) joined efforts with UNFPA to improve access to psychosocial, mental health, and GBV services to women and girls in Iraq through a contribution of €400,000 to the programme. The conflict in […]

New Strategy to Combat Violence Against Women in Iraq

Government of Iraq and United Nations Launch National Strategy to Combat Violence Against Women in Iraq The Government of Iraq and the United Nations in Iraq launched today a national strategy to combat violence against women, a significant step towards achieving women’s rights. This strategy provides an overall framework on which policy and decision makers […]

Putting an End to Violence against Women in Iraq

In Iraq, women and girls from different backgrounds remain at risk of violence, in their homes, at school and in public spaces. According to a recent joint survey by the Government of Iraq and UNICEF, 37 per cent of women between the ages of 15 and 49 in Iraq think that violence towards women is […]

UNFPA Focuses on Iraqi Women and Youth

UNFPA Representative Focuses on Women and Youth in Meetings with Iraqi Officials Dr Oluremi Sogunro, UNFPA Representative to Iraq, held high level meetings with Mr Mohammed Al-Halbousi, Speaker of the House, Dr Mahdi Al-Allak, Secretary-General of the Prime Minister’s office, and Dhiaa Khadum, Head of the Central Statistical Organization, respectively. With Mr Al-Halbousi, Dr Sogunro discussed the cooperation between the Parliament and UNFPA in regards to the […]

New Helpline for GBV Survivors

Survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) can now dial “119” to receive support, counselling, and referrals to community-based services and resources in the region. On 26 September, UNFPA and the General Directorate for Combatting Violence Against Women (GDCVAW) in KRI launched the first helpline for gender-based violence survivors. The […]

New Demographic Survey of the Kurdistan Region

The Statistics Office, IOM, and UNFPA launch the Demographic Survey of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq The Kurdistan Region Statistics Office (KRSO), UNFPA, and IOM have launched the demographic survey of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), one of the largest statistical exercises conducted in the region since 1987. The survey provides a comprehensive profile […]

EU Supports Reproductive Health Services in Iraq

The EU Supports Reproductive Health Services in Iraq with a new contribution to UNFPA The European Union continues its support to UNFPA in Iraq through a EUR 5 million contribution to sustain reproductive health and clinical management of rape services across Iraq. The United Nations estimates that around 825,000 women of reproductive age are in […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Epidemiologist, WHO – World Health Organization Senior Programme Officer, UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund Programme Analyst, Gender/GBV, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Deputy Representative, UNFPA – United Nations […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Deputy Representative, UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund Child Protection Coordinator, Terre des hommes (Tdh) National Project Officer (FAP), UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Human Settlements Officer/Technical Supervision, UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services Ethics and Assurance […]